Thirteen-year-old girl raped and killed in Quetta

Initial medical examination confirms that the grade-6 student was raped before being strangled to death


Mohammad Zafar January 28, 2018
Initial medical examination confirms that the grade-6 student was raped before being strangled to death in Quetta. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

QUETTA: In the aftermath of eight-year-old Zainab’s brutal rape and murder in Kasur, another case of a similar nature has surfaced in the country after an initial medical examination report confirmed on Sunday that a 13-year- old girl was raped before being strangled to death in Quetta.

The grade-6 student, T* was found unconscious in Killi Ismail area of the Balochistan capital earlier today.  Rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the body to Civil Hospital Quetta, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Victim’s brother Kamran said that he had left home for 30 minutes and found his sister unconscious when he returned.

“Indications of early report suggests that the girl [age 12 or 13] was raped before being strangled,” police surgeon Dr Noor Baloch told reporters.

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A detailed report will be issued after the post-mortem, he added.

SSP operation Naseebullah said that the DNA samples will be sent to the forensic lab in Lahore for verification. “Statements of her relative and brothers have been recorded,” said the SSP, adding that further investigation into the incident was underway.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bazinjo has taken notice of the incident and ordered a report from the DIG police.

The chief minister gave a two-day deadline to police officials to arrest the culprit.

A sharp incline has been witnessed in reporting of incidents of such nature ever since the brutal rape and murder of Zainab in Kasur had shaken the entire nation earlier this month.

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